Of Guns and Gurus

was much
to learn in the
when the night rain rained,
down on my thin skeleton

In other realms
the fields of summer


Clad in black I walk the streets
of yr. city,
where once I walked,
 In white,



the thin line
in the white meadow
red rode the heart chakra

I didn’t mean to be a girl or boy
 I like boys said my
Mother to the bank teller


my father died,
& I






Louise Landes Levi

Louise Landes Levi is a poet/translator and musician. Recent works: The Book L (Cool Grove Press 2010), Love Cantos 1-5 (Jack in Your Box Press 2011), Crazy Louise or La Converdazione Sacra (Station Hill 2016), Where I Stand in Angel (Il Bagatto, 2018). Recent recordings: From the Ming Oracle (Sloow Tapes, 2014), Ikiru or the Wanderer (Oaken Palace, 2018) & Colloidal LOVE (Audio.Mer, 2018). Photo by Ira Cohen.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 21:03